Brandon Stanton's favorite books

  • Snow Crash

    Snow Crash

    Neal Stephenson
    A Novel
    Fiction

    One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you’ll recognize it immediately Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Praise for Snow Crash “[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian “Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.”—William Gibson “Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.”—The New York Times Book Review

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    I love Snow Crash.

    Jun 18, 2018 — Source

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

    Walter Isaacson
    An American Life
    Biography & Autobiography

    Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.

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    Start with somebody who is very disciplined and programmatic in figuring out how to develop themselves.

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  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    The Isaacson one was the one I read. And that stands out the most

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  • Poor Richard's Almanack

    I remember he had this one quote that uneducated genius is like finding silver in the mine.

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  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    If you wanna read a Lyndon Johnson biography, you should read the four-volume biography by Robert Caro

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  • An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt

    An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Complete and Unabridged with Appendices and Notes (Hardcover)
    Biography & Autobiography

    The acclaimed autobiography of Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt is brought to the reader anew in this well-produced edition, inclusive of all notes and appendices. Written over years and published in 1913, this lengthy yet engrossing biography sees one of the United States finest Presidents recount his life in his own words. Theodore Roosevelt sets out events in a way which clarify how he came to possess his beliefs. We hear of his love of the great outdoors which would in turn result in the establishment of America's national parks, and his belief in commerce as an engine for progress which would lead to the state-sponsored construction of the Panama Canal during his presidency. Seldom straying to dryness or heady description of the many and varied events of his life, Theodore Roosevelt instead imbues every chapter with keynote personality and liveliness. Personal letters with influential figures are shared, placing the reader deep in the political world which this popular, charismatic leader was immersed.

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    The person that I've read the most biographies on

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  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Do you want to participate in social movements? Pick Martin Luther King

    Jun 18, 2018 — Source

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